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Circular intensity differential scattering measurements in the soft x-ray region of the spectrum (~16 EV to 500 EV)
Author(s): Marcos F. Maestre; Carlos J. Bustamante; Patricia Ann Snyder; Ednor M. Rowe; Roger W.C. Hansen
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Paper Abstract

We propose the use of recently developed technique of circular intensity differential scattering (CIDS), as extended to the soft x-ray region of the spectrum (16 eV to 500 eV), to study the higher order organization of the eukaryotic chromosome. CIDS is the difference in scattering power of an object when illuminated by right circularly polarized vs. left circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation of arbitrary wavelength. CIDS has been shown to be a very sensitive measure of the helical organization of the scattering object, e.g., the eukaryotic chromosome. Preliminary results of measurements of samples of bacteriophages and octopus sperm done at SRC, Wisconsin, show the technique to be very sensitive to the dimensional parameters of the particles interrogated by circularly polarized light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1548, Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50583
Show Author Affiliations
Marcos F. Maestre, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)
Carlos J. Bustamante, Univ. of Oregon (United States)
Patricia Ann Snyder, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)
Ednor M. Rowe, Synchrotron Radiation Ctr. (United States)
Roger W.C. Hansen, Synchrotron Radiation Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1548:
Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays
D. Peter Siddons, Editor(s)

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